On the Shelves — July 13

The following books are available for checkout:

Clovis-Carver Public Library
Art of the American Frontier by Stephanie Heydt was given by James and Kaye Hatch in memory of Marvin Huguley.

Showcasing the premier collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, this visual history of the westward expansion presents a comprehensive overview of more than one hundred years of photographs, paintings, and artifacts from 1830 to 1930, alongside a group of contemporary western works that capture the spirit of the American frontier.

Drive Like the Pros: Increase Your Clubhead Speed and Distance Using a Revolutionary 3-D Technology by Michael Neff was given by Diane Burns in memory of James David Price.

This cutting-edge instruction book allows readers to see how their swings stack up against the game’s very best players and reveals little-known secrets to hitting the ball farther and straighter to lower their scores and increase their enjoyment of the game.

Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale of action, romance, and suspense as Kate Donnelly returns to the Caribbean to help her family’s floundering marine salvage business to recover the ancient wreck of a pirate ship.

Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life by Karen Karbo dissects the life of the sunny, unpretentious, and ungainly woman who became a superstar in midlife as chef, author, and cooking show star, with an eye towards learning how we, too, can master the art of living.

Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson takes Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot back to the 1970’s as they look into the past of a murder victim whose college days in the University of Essex may hold a clue to the grudges that are never forgotten or forgiven.

Edison and the Rise of Innovation by Leonard DeGraaf examines the life and work of the prolific inventor who is ranked number one in Life Magazine’s list of the hundred people who made the millennium, and who revolutionized the way we develop new technologies for a more efficient and innovative world.

Portales Public Library
Heaven Sent Rain by Lauraine Snelling: Dinah Taylor has it all: she has an uncomplicated personal life, lives in a nice apartment, and is a successful pharmaceutical CEO and scientist. But then she meets 7-year-old Jonah, and her world of structure and professionalism is changed forever. She finds Jonah sitting outside of her office building one day with only a scruffy dog by his side, and Dinah decides to buy him breakfast, which soon turns into a daily routine, as Jonah continues to turn up, day after day. Dinah knows nothing about either kids or animals, and although she wants to help Jonah, he will not answer any of her questions about who he is or why he is alone. Then one day Jonah calls Dinah for help when his dog gets hurt, and Dinah takes them to the animal clinic. There she meets Garrett, a veterinarian who Jonah immediately likes, and Dinah immediately doesn’t. But because of their shared concern for Jonah, Dinah and Garrett’s lives are suddenly combined, and over time, all three slowly grow closer together.

Power Play by Catherine Coulter: The U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, Natalie Black, comes back to Washington D.C. amidst rumors that she caused the death of her fiancé, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby. Although he died in a car accident, some people say that Black broke off the engagement and McCallum committed suicide out of despair. Then Black is almost forced off the A2 outside of London. Then, finally back in the United States, a car nearly runs her over while she’s out running, almost killing her. No one believes that her life is in danger except for FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan. Meanwhile, someone tries to shoot Lacey Sherlock from the back of a motorcycle, and she fears that someone may be stalking her. Then she finds out that Blessed Backman, a dangerous psychopath whose mother’s cult Sherlock and Dillon Savich brought down, has escaped from a mental hospital. Blessed is out for revenge, and as Sherlock and Savich race to find him before he finds and kills Sherlock, the question of who is trying to kill the Black remains a mystery.

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron: Two years ago, art dealer Sera James’s heart was broken at the altar, and she has never fully recovered. To distract herself, she decides to look for a painting that she once saw as a child, a portrait of a violinist with blue eyes. As she searches for the mysterious painting, she meets William Hanover, whose rich grandfather owns a California real estate business. Working together, Sera and William discover the true story behind the subject of the painting herself, the Austrian violinist Adele Von Bron. In 1942, Adele was a member of the Austrian aristocracy, daughter to a member of the Third Riech, and a talented violinist. But when Adele begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna, she loses everything and is sent to the concentration camps in Auschwitz. As Sera learns more and more about Adele’s traumatic history, she starts to find hope in the least likely of places, and learns to open her fragile heart again.